Becky Lynch vs. Zoey Stark: In a high-stakes match, Becky Lynch faced Zoey Stark with a unique stipulation. If Lynch won, she would secure a match against Trish Stratus at SummerSlam. However, if she lost, she would have to express gratitude to Trish Stratus and get a tattoo on her chest that said ‘Thank you Trish.’ In the end, Becky Lynch emerged victorious, setting up a clash with Trish Stratus at the upcoming pay-per-view event.
NXT North American Championship Match – Dominik Mysterio vs. Sami Zayn: Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens, the WWE Tag Team Champions, interrupted the show and were followed by Dominik Mysterio for a scheduled match for the NXT North American Championship. In a hard-fought battle, Dominik Mysterio managed to roll up and pin Sami Zayn, successfully retaining his title. However, the post-match celebration was overshadowed by an apparent injury to Kevin Owens.
Tomasso Ciampa vs. Bronson Reed: The match between Tomasso Ciampa and Bronson Reed was interrupted when Shinsuke Nakamura appeared at ringside, leading to a confrontation between Nakamura and Ciampa. Bronson Reed capitalized on the distraction and delivered a decisive leap from the apron to take out Ciampa, securing the victory with a pin.
Rhea Ripley vs. Liv Morgan (non-title match): WWE Women’s World Champion, Rhea Ripley, faced Liv Morgan in a non-title bout. Ripley showcased her dominant form, subjecting Morgan to an aggressive onslaught, including a brutal steel chair attack. After the match, Liv Morgan received medical attention for a damaged arm.
Damian Priest vs. Apollo Crews: Damian Priest, the Men’s Money In The Bank winner for 2023, faced Apollo Crews in an intense match. Priest demonstrated his hard-hitting offense and ultimately secured the win after delivering his finishing move, the South Of Heaven, and pinning Apollo Crews.
Drew McIntyre vs. Ludwig Kaiser: In a match intended to send a message to Intercontinental Champion Gunther, Drew McIntyre faced Ludwig Kaiser. McIntyre triumphed over Kaiser with a victory after landing the Claymore Kick. Following the match, Gunther attacked Drew, leading to a fiery confrontation and a power slam through the commentary table. The two wrestlers confirmed their bout for the Intercontinental Championship at SummerSlam.
Other Notable Moments:
The Judgment Day (Damian Priest, Finn Bálor, and Rhea Ripley) asserted their dominance in WWE.
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn confronted The Judgment Day but faced an attack from the group.
Chad Gable and Maxxine Dupri issued challenges for future matches.
Overall, WWE Raw delivered an action-packed show with significant moments and exciting matches. The storyline involving The Judgment Day’s dominance and upcoming challenges against established stars like Becky Lynch and Drew McIntyre has added an extra layer of intrigue to the programming. Fans are eagerly anticipating SummerSlam for what promises to be a memorable event.